The winter season is upon us. The weather is drier, the temperatures are lower, and the plants are starting to freeze over. This influx of cold can sometimes become unbearable, prompting homeowners to try every heating method they can think of. However, you don't need to sacrifice your health for a warmer home. Some heating appliances are costly, ineffective, or are known to pollute your house's air.

Spoor's Heating & Cooling can help. Our experienced HVAC technicians can assist with heating repairs. We can handle issues with heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, and mini-split heating. Contact us today about heating in Auburn, CA!

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Look For EPA-Certified

Old appliances can taint your air with smoke and potentially deadly particles. Wood heaters can emit harmful pollutants into the air more so than any other heating method. Compared to oil, electricity, or natural gas, wood burning spreads carbon monoxide, black carbon, and toxins. These pollutants can cause health problems, including asthma, bronchitis, heart attacks, and more. To avoid these negative side effects, look for EPA-certified wood-burning units, which produce less smoke and burn less wood, allowing you to save your money and your health.

Insulate Your Home

Heating is just as much about trapping and preserving heat as it is about circulating new hot air. Insulating your house is a simple, affordable, and tenant-friendly way to keep your home toasty and comfortable. Use a caulking gun to apply a thin line of caulk along your windows, doors, and pipes. You can also add weather stripping to your doors and windows. This prevents warm air from escaping through any open or unsealed cracks.

Schedule Maintenance Checks

Keep your heating system functioning properly! To prevent the need for an emergency repair, be sure to schedule regular maintenance checks for your fireplaces, furnaces, and heaters. Your appliances should be inspected by a professional at least once a year. Fall is the recommended time for heating maintenance. That way, you can get ahead of the cold winter weather. Frequent furnace checkups can prevent gas leaks, ensure adequate airflow, and preserve your home's air quality. Call one of our heating professionals to have your heating system checked today!